Plans to demolish and rebuild a Hoylake care home have been submitted to Wirral Council.
Minster Care Group, the owners of the Westhaven Care Home in Queens Road (pictured) are looking to demolish the existing building and replace it with a purpose-built 52-bed home. The plans are available to view here (opens in new window).
Westhaven care home is a converted property, originally 3 dwellings, which have been adapted to deliver care to 25 elderly Residents, within 23 bedrooms. Bedrooms in the existing property are split over the 2 floors with 1 area of day space to the ground floor.
The home has had a previous permission to extend to the rear, single storey to add a further 4 bedrooms and day space, although this has never been constructed. The existing buildings on the site take up 550m2 over 2 floors. The new proposal (pictured) has a footprint of 741m2 over 3 floors although the overall height of building is under the existing ridge line height. The new building would offer accommodation for 52 residents.
What are your thoughts? Does the proposed building fit in with other existing properties in and around Queens Road? Do the proposals satisfy a local demand for modern care facilities?